Magazine article Techniques

In Memoriam

Magazine article Techniques

In Memoriam

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The career and technical education community lost two longtime advocates in recent months.

Former ACTE President Alton D. Ice died on Dec. 31. He was 77.

Ice was an active member of the association. He served as director of professional services, was elected to the Board of Directors and was ACTE's president from 1978-79.

His interest in promoting and supporting career and technical education extended beyond his affiliation with ACTE. Ice was an agriculture education teacher in Joshua and Sherman, Texas, and was executive director of the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas from 1960-1965. In 1969 he was appointed executive director of the State Advisory Council for Vocational Education in Austin. He served in that position until his retirement in 1983.

"We have had many tragic losses this past year and Alton Ice is no exception," said ACTE's executive director Bret Lovejoy. "He served the association well as both a staff member and president."

Ice is survived by his wife, Vesta Mann; their children, Thomas, Sandra Solimine, Barbara Rae, Sharon Smith and Brenda Estes; his brother, Cletis; and his sister, Mary. Funeral services were held Jan. 3 at Bannockburn Baptist Church in Austin. …

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